Srs. Jane Ann Scanlon, Joan Brennan, Regina DeVitto, Mary Nerney, Carmel Caputo, Mary Ann Rossi and Deanna Sabetta assist in the celebration of a Golden Jubilee Mass in CT. The celebrant is Fr. Dave Reilly
Photo, CND, 2009

Congrégation de Notre-Dame

Bringing Out Our Inner Light!

The Congrégation de Notre-Dame is a Catholic community of women religious of apostolic faithApostolic faith is the adherence of the whole person to Jesus and to the teachings He gave to his apostles.

This faith is oriented towards continuing the mission of Jesus: to reveal to the world God’s great love of humanity and to call humanity to live in love of God and of one’s neighbour for a better world and happier people.
founded in the by Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, first educator of Montreal and a pioneer of New France.

We come from countries in North America, Central America, Asia, Africa and Europe where we live and work among the people. In response to a call from our loving God, we give our lives to work toward achieving God’s desire for a just and peace­ful world for all peoples.

With love and joy, we sing life; we celebrate life! Magnificat!Magnificat is a song of joy!
(Click to hear the Sisters sing the Magnificat)
Guided by Christ, who lights our way, we journey forward, led by the spirit of Marguerite Bourgeoys.

How do we experience this journey in our everyday lives?

“Go, I will not abandon you.”

Writings of Marguerite Bourgeoys p. 143

In the Heart of the World with Sister Marie Azzarello

Over five weekly sessions, Sister Marie Azzarello will be our guide as we take time to ponder and integrate the ways that we can be on mission wherever we are.

For more informations see:  In the Heart of the World


Provincial Assembly 2015 - “How Then Shall We Live?”

The significance of this question, chosen as the theme, in relationship to this moment in history became abundantly clear under the capable guidance of our facilitator, Sister Nancy Sylvester, IHM.

Interconnected with this was our experience, on a personal and communal level of a shift in consciousness. The different stages of consciousness were outlined and we were invited to view our development through these stages as a spiral. The spiral image was used as it turns up and out transcending what went before and returning to a new trajectory, including parts of the earlier stages.


Visitation Province Assembly - Friday - July 10, 2015

How can it be finished?  It isn’t!  We may have left the Courtyard Marriott Hotel but the assembly is not finished. 

Friday was a day of “Now what?” with silent stillness to begin and open mic time to share. Ann Broderick spoke in the name of the whole leadership team of their ongoing commitment to exercising their contemplative presence, even sharing with the group their experiences with facilitator Bríd Long.  

All the Sisters and Associates of Visitation Province will be receiving a compilation of reflections and personal commitments that were spoken in one voice at the end of mass – a true cacophony of energy flowing out into the not only the room but the universe.


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Discussion on Climate, Environment and Creation

Please join us at the Congrégation Notre-Dame Mother House in Montreal, Quebec for a discussion on Climate, Environment and Creation on August 18, 2015.

Special guest Speaker : Laure Waridel, Ph.D author and co-founder of Equiterre.

Presentations will be made in French and simultaneous interpretation services will be provided.


Doors opening at 16 :30 (vegan dinner will be served) 

Sisters of the Congregation of Notre-Dame Mother House

2330 Sherbrooke West, Montreal

(corner Atwater - Atwater Metro)

Sister Beth Davies, CND, to receive Ketteler Award for Social Justice

At the Annual Assembly of the Sisters of Divine Providence, Beth Davies, CND, will be presented with the 2015 Ketteler Award for Social Justice.

We recognize Sister Beth for her advocacy and activism on behalf of the impoverished, addicted and exploited in Southwest Virginia — the heart of Appalachia. Serving a region in despair and advocating for the people who are too often forgotten, Sister Beth’s ministry reflects Bishop’s Ketteler’s energetic work for justice.

In 1998, the Sisters of Divine Providence instituted the Ketteler Award to honor individuals who demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice. The award, named for Wilhelm Emmanuel von Ketteler, Bishop of Mainz, Germany, and founder of the Congregation, is presented annually.

Our Voices Wave

Sisters from the Blessed Sacrament (USA) Province joined the Our Voices Wave, urging our leaders to prevent  climate change, while attending a conference in Wilton, CT.

These are photos from our Our Voices Celebration,  on Sunday June 28th 2015.





Corporate Stance on Climate Change

On Friday, June 25, Sister Josephine Badali signed a letter sent to the Prime Minister of the Province of Quebec, Mr. Philippe Couillard. In this letter we express our concern for the environment and we “strongly call upon (…) the Heads of State, to make a firm, concerted and binding commitment against the threat of global warming and to counteract the catastrophic consequences. For our part, we commit to support the positive decisions you will make on this matter.”

The letter will be sent to a list of decision-makers presented by the social justice team of our provinces and regions.

 Read the letter sent to the Prime Minister of the Province of Quebec, Mr. Philippe Couillard.

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